Accessibility Statement

The Alfred Wegener Institute is committed to making its website accessible.

This accessibility statement applies to

Compliance status

This website is partially compliantiv with BITV 2.0, due to the non-compliances and/or the exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):

non-compliance with the BITV 2.0

1. Color contrast

Description: Contrast between text color and background color is insufficient for some elements.

Measure: Introduction of a button to see a high-contrast color variant.

2. PDF

Description: Not all PDFs on the website are accessible.

Measure: When creating new PDFs, care is taken to ensure that they are accessible.

3. Mising alternative texts

Description: Many visual elements lack a corresponding alternative text.

Measures: The field for alternative text has now been made mandatory in the content management system. Also, all web editors have been informed about the necessity of an alternative text.

4. Videos

Description: For synchronized media, there is no alternative yet that makes the entire content accessible.

Measures: In the future, there should be a transcript for new videos.


This statement was prepared on 23.09.2021 and updated on 08.02.2021.

The technical review of accessibility was carried out by:
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

Feedback and contact information:

We would like to further improve our offer. Feel free to share your digital accessibility issues and questions with us:

Enforcement procedure:

If your contact with the public body was not successful, you can contact the central office for accessible information technology in Bremen. This also offers further information on enforcement